Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
Issued by NWS Riverton, WY

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
217 AM MDT SAT APR 25 2015

...HEAVY WET SNOW EXPECTED IN THE WIND RIVER MOUNTAINS TONIGHT
THROUGH SUNDAY...

.A LARGE STORM WILL SLOWLY MOVE THROUGH THE REGION TONIGHT AND
SUNDAY...DEPOSITING AS MUCH AS A FOOT OF VERY WET SNOW IN THE
MOUNTAINS. TEMPERATURES WILL BE ON THE WARM SIDE BUT QUICKLY
ACCUMULATING SNOW...ESPECIALLY LATE TONIGHT AND SUNDAY
MORNING COULD MAKE TRAVEL DIFFICULT OVER MOUNTAIN PASSES...
ESPECIALLY SOUTH PASS.

WYZ014-015-252200-
/O.NEW.KRIW.WW.Y.0016.150426T0300Z-150427T0600Z/
WIND RIVER MOUNTAINS WEST-WIND RIVER MOUNTAINS EAST-
217 AM MDT SAT APR 25 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO
MIDNIGHT MDT SUNDAY NIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RIVERTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR HEAVY SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM
THIS EVENING TO MIDNIGHT MDT SUNDAY NIGHT.

* SUMMARY AND TIMING...MIXED RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS WILL BEGIN LATE
  THIS EVENING BUT WILL QUICKLY TURN TO ALL SNOW. SNOW WILL BE
  HEAVIEST ON SUNDAY MORNING AT AROUND SUNRISE.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...6 TO 12 INCHES WITH THE MORE SIGNIFICANT
  ACCUMULATIONS EXPECTED ABOVE 8000 FEET.

* WIND AND VISIBILITY...WINDS WILL NOT BE MUCH OF A FACTOR WITH
  THIS STORM BUT SOME NORTHEAST WINDS OF 20 TO 25 MPH WILL DEVELOP
  SUNDAY WHICH COULD LEAD TO SOME DRIFTING SNOW. VISIBILITY WILL
  BE DETERMINED MOSTLY BY THE SNOWFALL RATE.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL IS EXPECTED TO BE IMPACTED OVER SOUTH PASS
  BEGINNING EARLY SUNDAY MORNING. TRAVELERS ARE URGED TO ALLOW
  EXTRA TIME FOR TRAVEL AND TO CHECK ROAD CONDITIONS AND
  RESTRICTIONS AT WYOROAD.INFO BEFORE ATTEMPTING SOUTH PASS AS
  ROADS ARE EXPECTED TO BECOME SLICK AND SLUSHY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW AND BLOWING
SNOW WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY
ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS PROVIDED BY THE WYOMING DEPARTMENT OF
TRANSPORTATION ARE AVAILABLE BY CALLING 5-1-1 OR ON THE INTERNET
AT WYOROAD.INFO.

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